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VIP Bar
Non-Viewing (Guinness Grandstand)

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  • 28 / 100
    Hospitality Critic
    Review Score

The VIP Bar offers a cost-effective base for a day at the Cheltenham Festival. Its location overlooking the Guinness Village puts you and your guests in the thick of the action.

This package is all about getting close to the action with no dedicated hospitality service. There is, however, a food court on-site where you can purchase food throughout the day.

There is also the opportunity with this package to purchase Guinness Grandstand seating which provides fantastic views of the horses as they race over the final jumps towards the winning post.




Rating: Poor

Plus

  • Base-for-the-Day
  • Guest Tipster

Minus

  • No Views of Racing from the Hospitality Facility
  • Basic Facility
  • Champagne is an Extra Cost
  • No Lifts to Facility

Key Points

Location Guinness Grandstand – Upper Level
Admission Tattersalls Admission
Drinks Complimentary Bar (Beers, Wines & Soft Drinks)
Price Guide £229 to £269
Price Rating £

Package Content

Location

Guinness Grandstand – Upper Level

Viewing

Walk to Rails

Tickets

Tattersalls Admission

Private Table/Facility Size

Unreserved Seating

Bar Inclusions

  • Complimentary Bar
  • (Beers, Wines & Soft Drinks)

Guest Speakers

Racing Celebrities including Alan Brazil, Mick Fitzgerald & Paul Kealy

Audio Visual

TV Racing Coverage

Programme

Official Racecard

Extra Inclusions

  • Racing Post
  • Tote Betting Facilities
  • Guinness Grandstand Seat Upgrade Option

Our in-depth article will tell you everything you need to know.

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VIP Bar Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

The VIP Bar is not strictly a hospitality facility but more of a base-for-the-day with casual seating and private toilets. There are a few different ticket options available to enhance the day.

Location

The VIP Bar is situated to the rear of the Upper Level of the Guinness Grandstand. The glass-fronted view from the bar is to the rear, overlooking the Guinness Village below.

Facility/Décor

The bar consists of a basic marquee shell with no decorative lining. There are large poseur tables for drinks, and the casual seating consists of high ‘bar-stool' chairs.

Admission

Please note that the racing cannot be viewed directly from this facility. To view the racing you need to return to ground level and walk to the railings or the tiered steps of the Grandstand. You have the option to purchase a Club Enclosure badge, which will allow you into all public areas. Alternatively, Tattersalls Admission will allow you to view the racing from in front of the Guinness Grandstand. Reserved seats for the Guinness Grandstand are also available at an extra cost.

Catering

There is no catering included with this package.

Complimentary Bar

Drinks

There is a complimentary bar including beers, wines, and soft drinks. Please note that Champagne is an extra charge.

Service

The only available service is from the bar staff.

Entertainment

The package includes an entertaining celebrity tipster.

Audio-Visual

There are a few TV monitors in the facility and a PA system for the tipster.

Car Parking

Car parking is not included in this package.

Extras

Tote betting facilities are close by.

Ratings Understand our scoring
28 / 100
Location
Catering
Admission
Drinks
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Service
Entertainment
Car Parking
Audio-Visual
Extras
Total 28/100
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Dress Code

Officially there is no dress code at Cheltenham, the course recommends dressing for the weather. However, in hospitality areas, gentlemen usually wear a suit or similar, and many ladies choose to wear county-style hats.

Getting There

The racecourse postcode is GL50 4SH for use with GPS equipment. However, on a race day, customers are strongly advised to follow temporary signs when entering Cheltenham and the local area and not the brown permanent signs.

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